The table below looks at the statistics for Functional Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 62 67 71
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +4
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 12 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.32% 0.68% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 0.89% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 2
Median daily rate £263 £305 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.93% -13.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £245 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £343 £391
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +26.76%
Functional Testing
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
739 677 713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 81.12% 77.11% 77.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 531 529 502
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £277 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 16 20
Median hourly rate £40.75 £41.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.60% +105.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £13.15 £14.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £90.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bristol region citing Functional Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Functional Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Functional Testing across the Bristol region.

Functional Testing Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Functional Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing across the Bristol region.

Functional Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 8 (61.54%) Configuration Management
2 6 (46.15%) Software Testing
2 6 (46.15%) Manual Testing
2 6 (46.15%) Waterfall
3 5 (38.46%) System Testing
3 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (38.46%) Validation
3 5 (38.46%) Regression Testing
3 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
4 4 (30.77%) Finance
5 3 (23.08%) Scrum
5 3 (23.08%) CATIA
5 3 (23.08%) PLM
5 3 (23.08%) PTC
5 3 (23.08%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
5 3 (23.08%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (23.08%) Service Management
5 3 (23.08%) ITIL
5 3 (23.08%) Project Management
5 3 (23.08%) Remedy
5 3 (23.08%) CAD
5 3 (23.08%) C
5 3 (23.08%) C++
5 3 (23.08%) Perl
5 3 (23.08%) SQL
5 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
5 3 (23.08%) MS Office
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 3 (23.08%) Data Protection

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
2 3 (23.08%) CATIA
2 3 (23.08%) MS Office
2 3 (23.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SAP CO
1 1 (7.69%) SAP FI
1 1 (7.69%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) DHCP
1 2 (15.38%) DNS
1 2 (15.38%) HTTPS
1 2 (15.38%) LAN
1 2 (15.38%) RS-232
1 2 (15.38%) RS-422
1 2 (15.38%) RTP
1 2 (15.38%) SNMP
1 2 (15.38%) Spanning Tree
1 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
1 2 (15.38%) VLAN
1 2 (15.38%) VoIP
1 2 (15.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Electronics
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Tester
3 4 (30.77%) Test Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Applications Support
4 3 (23.08%) Functional Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Functional Test Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Software Tester
4 3 (23.08%) SQL Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Functional Tester
5 2 (15.38%) Manual Test Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Manual Tester
5 2 (15.38%) Product Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Products Support Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Support Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Applications Support Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (23.08%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Configuration Management
2 6 (46.15%) Manual Testing
2 6 (46.15%) Software Testing
2 6 (46.15%) Waterfall
3 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (38.46%) Regression Testing
3 5 (38.46%) System Testing
3 5 (38.46%) Validation
4 3 (23.08%) CAD
4 3 (23.08%) Data Protection
4 3 (23.08%) Exploratory Testing
4 3 (23.08%) ITIL
4 3 (23.08%) PLM
4 3 (23.08%) Project Management
4 3 (23.08%) Scrum
4 3 (23.08%) Service Management
4 3 (23.08%) User Stories
4 3 (23.08%) Wireframes
5 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) C
1 3 (23.08%) C++
1 3 (23.08%) Perl
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
1 3 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
1 3 (23.08%) PTC
1 3 (23.08%) Remedy
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) SAP